Category Archives: Deane Galbraith

The Worst Book Cover in Religious Publishing Awards 2012

Religion Bulletin would like to open nominations for The Worst Book Cover in Religious Publishing Awards 2012. You have until January 31, 2013 to nominate a book. Nominations are open to any persons, for any book published since January 1, 2011 and not previously … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Man-Breasts

In contemporary Western society, an (imaginary) flat “chest” is marker of male gender; and round, spherical breasts are a marker of female gender. In the realm of the symbolic the everyday real breasts of men and women, with their assortment of different shapes and sizes, no … Continue reading

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Some responses to “Qur’anic Reading as Embodied Practice”

I had a few responses to Summar Shoaib’s ”Qur’anic Reading as Embodied Practice“. The first response concerns the opposition which the piece creates between traditional Islamic and so-called “Western” modes of reading. These two great abstractions (the traditional Islamic and the Western) are of course immensely … Continue reading

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The Worst Book Cover in Religious Publishing Awards 2011

Religion Bulletin would like to open nominations for The Worst Book Cover in Religious Publishing Awards 2011. You have until December 31, 2011 to nominate a book. Nominations are open to any persons, for any book published since January 1, 2010 and not previously … Continue reading

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Women at the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) Annual Meeting 2011

Michael F. Bird (Evangelion) notes that, of 700 papers to be presented at this month’s Evangelical Theological Society Conference, he recognises that only 8 are by women. There may be a few other women’s names that Michael acknowledges he does … Continue reading

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Robert Fisk on the Secular Popular Revolts (backed by secret Islamists? Er, no)

Robert Fisk’s op-ed in the Independent (Sunday, 20 February 2011) confronts the dominant Western government and media stereotype of the uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, and Libya (and national socialist China?). They are not religiously inspired uprisings - and Fisk requests that we please … Continue reading

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Religion, Sport, Opium and the Wealth Gap

First, reread the classic statement, but note in particular its deeply sympathetic tone: “Religion is, indeed, the self-consciousness and self-esteem of man who has either not yet won through to himself, or has already lost himself again. But man is no abstract … Continue reading

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